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Peru: A Short History

Peru: A Short History

By David P. Werlich

Southern Illinois University Press, 1978, 434 pp.

A first-rate performance, balanced in tone, thoroughly detailed and yet well structured, beginning with colonial times and stressing post-World War I developments. Although the author portrays the "rightward retreat" after Velasco, the study ends with 1976 and thus necessarily omits description of the accelerating decline of the 1968 revolutionary experiment in the past two years.